Whether it be working with the code that allows computers to perform complex tasks or creating and administrating the networks that allows them to communicate with one and other, the digital revolution has created many booming industries that are served by those in the Information Technology career cluster. The different pathways included in the cluster are filled with jobs that allow participants to network, program, and support the services of those who use computers. Seeing as how computers and networking are omnipresent in today’s workplace, there are many opportunities in these areas. The bulk of these jobs do require specialized four-year college degrees that give the graduate skills in things like coding, but there are many careers such as computer support specialist that can be obtained with a two-year degree or on-the-job training.
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. These engineers discover new directions in computer hardware, which generate rapid advances in computer technology.
Computer and information systems managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of organizations that analyze, design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems. Use the search box to find the video made by Craig!
Database administrators design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. They make sure that users have access to data, and they protect data from those who shouldn't have access to it.
An IT Director oversees all of the technology within an organization. This may involve planning for future technology/equipment and maintaining what equipment they already have. Craig, the director featured in this video, works at a large beach resort.
Network and computer administrators are responsible for all aspects of a computer network including its installation and daily operations of local area networks, wide area networks, and communication systems.